New 2008 Prius....which mods are best??

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Brodie, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. metal_chair

    metal_chair Nashville Prii Unite!

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    please tell where to get the LEDs and post some pics if a can:D
     
  2. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    honestly my cam is not that good, and i lost a piece to my tripod, so its hard to take stills at night...ill see what i can do

    you need to go to a specialty "tuner" shop or somewhere online to buy the LED lights

    i forgot to do the ones under the door tho

    and i did not find an LED for the light in the trunk, so i used an aftermarket, cool blue light bulb, the closest match i can find to the "white" led all thru out the car

    here is a listing of the bulbs:
    2008 TOYOTA Prius (With HID (high intensity discharge) headlamps)
    High & low beam headlamp
    HID-D4R

    Parking light
    2825
    2825LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

    Front turn signal
    992 (7440A)

    Rear turn signal
    992 (7440A)

    Tail light
    2825
    2825LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

    Stop light
    LED

    High mount stop light
    LED

    Fog/Driving light
    9006
    9006SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
    9006ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
    9006XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
    9006CB Cool Blue Halogen - The Whiter Light

    License plate
    168
    168LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

    Back up light
    7440

    Front sidemarker
    2825
    2825LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

    Map light
    168
    168LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

    Dome light
    DE3175

    Step/Courtesy light
    168
    168LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

    Trunk/Cargo area
    DE3022

    -cheers :)
     
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  3. metal_chair

    metal_chair Nashville Prii Unite!

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    Thanks for the info
     
  4. Mead5.0

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    I have a 2008 prius with the touring pkg. My question is, has anyone
    used the BT plate on this model? Becase of the great handling and ride,
    does it make a difference? Thanks for any info, Nick.
     
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    IMO I could tell the difference between my 04 without the BT plate and my 07 that I added the plate. I have not hear of anyone claiming Toyota improving the factory plate in 08.
     
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    I just recently picked up my BLACK 08...I was thinking about debadging but I wasn't sure how the black paint would handle it. Black is more susceptible to paint fade...Anybody have any input on whether I should worry about this? I have only owned the car for 2 months, but I am curios how long it has sat in the sun since it was built.
     
  7. KandyRedCoi

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    just got the BT plate and the Toms upper strut bar, will post a review once i get it installed

    :)
     
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    I had a black 2004 Prius. Over time it got scuff marks, parking lot dings, etc. I did not know the body side molds were available. The Toyota dealer said they were not.

    I tried to compound the scuff marks out. That was not a good idea. Then dull spots and swirl scratches showed caused by the compound. I then took the car to a shop to get done by I thought, a professional. It looked good for a day or two, then I guess the polish wore off and the dull spots returned. I think I will just live with my badges.
     
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    Go to ANY home improvement store. Buy a 2 inch steel plate. Drill two holes. BAM instant cheap cross member. And it costs 5 dollars. Spray some black paint on if you want.









     
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    I picked up my 08 Prius (Barcelona Red with Option Package #3) last Monday. What a great car. I have installed a hood over the MFD (multi-function display). I bought it on Ebay for $26.99 from Prius Hoods. A very quality product which looks great and keeps the sun glare off of the display. I also installed Toyota mud guards. I bought them new from a Toyota dealer on Ebay for $35.00. It took less than an hour to install them.
     
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  12. KandyRedCoi

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    ^great suggestions...how is the electric power after the modifications
     
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    Which bumper guard is better the Black one or Clear one
     
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    please post your review. i'm deciding between touring and base model due to the suspension. thanks!
     
  15. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    i have a touring edition and adding these items IMO will only make it handle much better

    if budget is not an issue ... go touring :)
     
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    cool, thanks for your response. my fear was the aftermarket items would not complement the touring, but now i know that i can have both! :)
     
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    do you think the horn would work on a 2001 prius?
     
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